If the governance review recommendations are passed, members will lose their power to be able to elect all their representatives. The APS will no longer function as a freely elected membership organisation. Only two positions out of 13 will be elected by all APS members. Almost 40% of the board and 50% of the proposed Council … Continue reading Vote against the Governance Changes: protect members’ voting rights!
At a shrewdly chosen location in Perth last week - the Bible belt of clinical psychology in Australia – the APS Executive Director, Lyn Littlefield, advanced yet another version of her defence of the APS' role in the introduction of the two-tier system. The story now according to Lyn, is that the DoHA bureaucrats were … Continue reading Lyn’s latest version of events
Busy psychologists are, by & large, a warm, highly empathetic, caring, & oft times subjugated group of wonderful people. At this historic moment in time, however, it it vital that individual psychologists stand up to be counted. What would you suggest to your client whose skills & abilities were being grossly under-valued & rapidly diminished? … Continue reading A personal message to all ‘generalists’
Many thanks to a prominent supporter of RAPS, Asst. Professor, Dr Clive Jones, from Bond University in the Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine. Dr Jones has written a brief summary of the RAPS policies for us. You can also find his summary HERE Psychologists in Australia, like any profession, need to be represented well. Ultimately, … Continue reading IT’S TIME TO BELIEVE IN REAL CHANGE
What lengths will the APS go to outsmart RAPS and thousands of non-clinical members? How many emails will the APS national office send out to members for their own political ends? Some members are getting several emails a day telling them to vote FOR the governance changes on June 6th. Isn't this a misuse of members' confidential details? Where … Continue reading Lack of regard for members’ rights
Here's another ploy the APS is using to boost their numbers. They are upgrading 4th year grads to Associate member status so they can vote. A RAPS member has learnt that paid up student members (who have completed a 4 year sequence minimum) are eligible to upgrade their membership to Associate Member status - for FREE … Continue reading APS stacks the vote
Dear RAPS team, I wanted to share with you, two personal emails I received from APS in the same day. Their excuse? We are re-sending this email due to technical issues with the version sent to Victorian State members earlier today. Subject: RE: Make your vote count on the proposal for new APS Governance structure … Continue reading More technical issues???
The APS has come out strongly in this month's InPsych magazine. Interestingly there are two large articles on proper board behavior: Mr Cichello’s article, “The APS Board of Directors 101” and “Board behaviour: What should beneficiaries expect? by Professor Kathryn von Treuer FAPS MCHP MCOP FAHRI MAICD, Executive Director, The Cairnmillar Institute and Rosie McMahon MAPS MCOP MAICD, Director, … Continue reading APS leaders: there’s just nowhere to hide
Non-clinical members must wake up to the fact that they ARE the huge majority! They MUST stand up & be counted, or admit to themselves they count for nothing..... Some of you have asked us to clarify the documents we're asking you to sign. The APS has made it so difficult for us by changing … Continue reading RAPS two campaigns for non-clinical APS members
In preparation for a new election (after the spill) RAPS is formulating its polices for the future. Here is a draft copy of them so far. We welcome you to be part of formulating the policies you want from the APS board in future. 1. A Board that represents all members in all states 2. … Continue reading RAPS policies – please give us feedback